AMANDA PARER: INTRUDE

ALL WEEK / MON 04 - SUN 10 JULY / 10-6PM

Kickham Barracks

Free

They're coming! Get ready to welcome some very large inflatable white rabbits to Clonmel for their Irish debut this July. Intrude is a highly acclaimed public art installation by Australian artist Amanda Parer which features 7m high monumental sculptural rabbits, each sewn in white nylon and illuminated at night in stark white light.

These rabbits playfully represent the fairytale animals we know from our childhood. Enlarged and ephemeral, frozen within their chosen habitats they evoke themes of the both the fantastical and the natural world.

OFFICIAL OPENING MON 4TH / 7PM

ALL WELCOME

GOTTFRIED HELNWEIN: A CHILD FOR SALE

ALL WEEK / MON 04 - SUN 10 JULY / 24/7

Various Locations

Free

Clonmel Junction Festival is incredibly proud and honoured to present work by local, Austrian-Irish visual artist Gottfried Helnwein. His work is concerned with psychological and sociological anxiety, historical topics and political issues. Helnwein is a painter, draftsman, photographer, muralist, sculptor and performance artist using a wide variety of techniques and media.

BRENDAN CANTY: LEAVING

 TUES 05 - SUN 10 JULY / 9:30 - 5PM

The Main Guard, Sarsfield Street

Free

Brendan Canty is a filmmaker/director of Feel Good Lost, a Cork-based production house for music videos, visuals, record releases, and more. Clonmel Junction Festival is proud to present the first exhibition of his photographic work. Watch this space!

Working with artists like Hozier, Gavin James, All Tvvins and more recently Conor MacGregor, Canty is quickly becoming the go to guy for unique film production. His photographic work is equally as appealing but not so known to the public. Named by the Irish Times as one of the 50 most creative people in Ireland, Canty is an incredibly strong voice in the cultural landscape of Ireland and beyond.

PASSAGES: AILBHE NÍ BHRIAIN, LINDA & IRENE BUCKLEY

ALL WEEK / MON 04 - SUN 10 JULY / 10-6PM

Munitions Store, Kickham Barracks

Free

Passages represents the warmth of shared journeys, the mystery of night ships and the passing of time. Commissioned for Sounds from a Safe Harbour for a bonded warehouse on Custom House Quay, which once served as a nexus for goods being shipped in to and out of Cork City.

Ailbhe Ni Bhriain uses composite and constructed imagers and sound to create scenes in which the dimensions of time and place are out-of-joint. Her work seeks to represent a state of things come undone by imagining the hallucinatory in the mundane and vice versa.

Two of Cork’s must talented, innovative and challenging composers and musicians, Irene and Linda Buckley have created an enormous body of work as solo artists, recognized far beyond the shores of their home country.

LIVE PERFORMANCE / MONDAY 6PM

MICHAEL FORTUNE: LOCAL FOLKLORE PROJECT

ALL WEEK / TUES 05 - SUN 10 JULY / 10-6PM

Place4U, Gladstone Street

Free

For CJF16, artist Michael Fortune will collect and produce a new body of folklore from the residence of the Clonmel Voluntary Housing Association and Marian Court Sheltered Housing group.

Working predominantly in film and photography, much of his practice revolves around the collection of material - material which he generates out of the relationships and experiences he develops with the people he encounters. The intimate nature of the relationships with the people and circumstances he encounters, and the subsequent reflective treatment of the material at hand, is a key feature of his work.

This project is kindly funded by CVHA, IPB insurance and Tipperary County Council.

OFFICIAL OPENING TUES / 7PM

YVONNE McGUINNESS: MOVING MOUNTAINS, WISHING WELLS, BRIDGET CLEARY WE WON'T TELL....

MON 04 JULY 2016 / 9PM

St. Patrick's Well, Gortmore

Free

To mark the opening of the festival, artist Yvonne Mc Guinness will work with the local community to devise a performance piece in celebration of Bridget Cleary.

Mc Guinness has an interest in embodied experience of place and re-imagining the everyday by devising projects that create surreal and dynamic moments of interaction and connection to place, time and communities. She makes immersive work, which is collaborative and generally temporary. The work is often a catalyst to generate other narratives for its participants.

A bus leaves Kickham Barracks at 8:45PM

To reserve your place email: info@junctionfestival.com

Appropriate footwear is advised

SUGAR PLUM FAIRY TRAIL

ALL WEEK / MON 04 - SUN 10 JULY / 11 - 5PM

Plum Orchard, The Apple Farm, Moorstown

Free

For Clonmel Junction Festival we have invited some visiting fairies to holiday in the Plum Orchard at Con's Apple Farm. They are going to bring their houses, fairy dust and magic for all to see. Come and explore the wonder and expand your imagination. Be sure to visit the shop and keep an eye out for tasty berries blooming! There will also be face painting on Saturday from 11-1PM.

ROAD TO THE RISING

TUES 05 - SAT 09 JULY / 10 - 4:45PM

Tipperary County Museum, Mick Delahunty Square

Free

In response to the 1916 Rising, Tipperary County Museum has created an interactive exhibition which outlines important dates in Irish history leading up to the Rising. A timeline of events and stories will assist our visitors to identify with the men of Tipperary and Ireland, who trained and were prepared to fight and lay down their life for Ireland’s freedom. A specially commissioned film will immerse our visitors in the sounds of gunfire, the smoke of destruction along with a cornucopia of strong images and artefacts in our new exhibition titled ‘Road to the Rising’.

DECLAN SINNOTT & VICKIE KEATING

TUES 05 JULY / 8PM

The Main Guard, Sarsfield Street

Tickets: €15

https://junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873556051

The Clonmel Folk Club proudly presents the world-renowned Irish guitarist, producer, songwriter and Folk legend Declan Sinnott, accompanied by Vicky Keating. Declan was a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts. He guided the career of Mary Black for over thirteen years and has worked as a guitarist and producer for Christy Moore for over thirty years.

BEOWULF THE BLOCKBUSTER

TUES 05 - THURS 07 JULY / 7:30PM

White Memorial Theatre, Wolfe Tone Street

Tickets: €18

https://junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873552844

Pat Moylan presents:

A father’s final chance to connect with his son. Beautifully crafted and performed, this gripping, funny and poignant “tour-de-force” (New York Times Critics’ Pick) reminds us that life is not about how we die, but about how we live. This one-man stage phenomenon, from an Edinburgh Fringe First award-winning creative team, is a physical and vibrant show. An utterly compelling and charismatic performance from award-winning actor, and one of Ireland’s most skilled performers, Bryan Burroughs.

Written & performed by Bryan Burroughs
Developed & directed by David Horan.

MARION

TUES 05 - THURS 07 JULY / 9PM

Brewery Bar, Mulcahy's, Gladstone Street

Tickets: €10

https://junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873556309

Attending 12 pubs of Christmas... Starring in her own private (imaginary) music video set on board a Bus Eireann vehicle... Getting comfortable with cursing... Just some of the obstacles facing Marion. Along with the constant stream of other peoples' voices in her head. A character study of a girl in the throws of realising she's a grown up all of a sudden. The poignantly funny 'Marion' stars Laura O'Mahony as seen in RTE's Republic of Telly, Comedy Bites, Ronanism and Sketch!

Written by Katie Holly
Performed By Laura O’Mahony

GLUT: MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT

TUES 05 - WED 06 JULY / 8PM

Garrison Church, Kickham Barracks

Tickets: €70 (5 course meal & welcome drink - wine not included)

https://junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873556305

Prepare yourselves for a night of exquisite food, extravagance and intrigue set in the unique Barracks Church in Clonmel. This multiply murder mystery sweetened by black comedy shall take guests to a world where Agatha Christie meets The Chef’s Table. Brought to you by the GLUT team in conjunction with the Clonmel Junction Festival this is an event not to be missed or for the faint hearted.

For more information please contact
Ciarán Meade at glutglutcork@gmail.com or call 0863588112

APRÉS MATCH LIVE

TUES 05 JULY / 8PM

O'Keeffe's Comedy Club, Parnell Street

Tickets: €25

https://junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873555667

With Euro 2016 just around the corner, Après Match are ready to come out of hibernation and play ball in the imaginatively titled surrounds of ‘Après Match Live’. Ireland's premier pundit piss-takers have performed sell out shows throughout the country since Alan Kernaghan times and the difficult times. Expect the usual mix of spooferism, chancerism and peacockery. Watch Peter Collins try to control the lads as Giles takes each game on its merits and Chippy struggles with the smell of stale Bollinger off Eamo. With reserve team antics from Ronnie, Frank, Didi, Kenny, Vincent Browne, Joan Burton, Mary O'Rourke, George Hook, Paul Durcan and Bono, nobody is safe in this hilarious comedy showdown.

This will not be a good night; it will be a great night. It will be the best live action you'll see this summer. I disagree. Shut up you.

NIALL DE BÚRCA'S WORLD TALES

WED 06 JULY / 4PM FAMILY SHOW & 7PM ADULT SHOW

The Main Guard, Sarsfield Street

Tickets: 4PM €10 https://junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873555663

Tickets: 7PM €15 https://junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873555665

Grab your seat and hang on tight, Niall de Búrca will be performing at the Junction Festival on July 6th. More dangerous than the pied piper, de Búrca will cast a spell on young and old alike. Join him as he conjures up a roller coaster of tales from many lands. Raised in the west and now living in Dublin, Niall travels worldwide giving workshops in the art of traditional storytelling.
He has performed on 6 continents in countries as diverse as Denmark, Iran and South Africa. Using his voice with a craftman’s skill, Niall shares great tales with tremendous energy, judgement and superb timing.

 

 

PHILIP DONNELLY & SPECIAL GUEST

WED 06 JULY / 8.30PM

Bakers Bar, Parnell Street

Tickets: €15

https://junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873556543

Philip Donnelly was awarded a Civic Reception by the Tipperary County Council this June for his amazing contribution to music. He is considered one of the greatest guitarists in rock’s illustrious history. Philip started playing with rock group Elmer Fudd. He then moved to Hollywood with Donovan and started recording with him. He then went to Nashville with Lee Clayton. He settled there and recorded 71 albums with artists such as Guy Clarke, Johnny Cash, Cowboy Jack Clement, Roger Cook, Emmylou Harris, the Everly Brothers, John Prine and Nanci Griffith.

IARLA Ó LIONÁIRD & STEVE COONEY

WED 06 JULY / 9PM

Old St. Mary's Church, Mary Street

Tickets: €20

https://junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873555672

Iarla Ó Lionáird's singing style has carried him to stages and concert halls all over the world. He is a member of The Gloaming and collaborates with The Crash Ensemble. He is the featured vocalist in the film, “Brooklyn.” Steve Cooney is a virtuoso guitar player, arranger and composer who has been a towering influence on the contemporary Irish music scene since moving here from his native Melbourne in 1981.

 

A GAME CALLED LUCY FINALLY WINS

WED 06 - FRI 08 JULY / 7.30PM

Hickey's Bakery, Irishtown

Tickets: €15

https://junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873555677

A Game Called Lucy Finally Wins is a play within a game show where the stories of Lucy’s life are revealed entirely by chance and audience participation. In an endlessly entertaining evening
of stories, raffles, quizzes and musical treats this evening’s star prize on A Game called Lucy is a mostly full box of Roses. This evening’s star performer is Lucy who will resist giving up her Roses to the bitter end. Will this be the evening where Lucy finally wins?

Written & Directed by CC Kiely
Performed by Julie Sharkey

Nibbles and drinks available to purchase on the night

Show runtime: 50mins

 

WEST CORK UKELELE ORCHESTRA

THURS 07 JULY / 6PM

Bakers Bar, Parnell Street

Tickets: €15

https://junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873555676

The West Cork Ukulele Orchestra is comprised of 10 disparate musical talents brought together for one purpose: to rock the planet, ukulele-style! Leapfrogging over barriers of genre, time and taste, the WCUO plunder the last 60 years of musical awesomeness to put on a rip-roaring show full of lush harmonies and death-defying ukulele-playing.

TANABATA NIGHT WITH MIYAZAKI

THURS 07 JULY / 7PM

Mitchelstown Cave

Tickets: €95 SOLD OUT

https://junctionfestival.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873555666

TANABATA - meaning "evening of the seventh", also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the annual meeting of two star crossed lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi. For CJF, award winning Japanese chef Takashi Miyazaki will create a unique dining experience for 30 people to honour this celebration in Mitchelstown Cave. His menu will be centered around the dining traditions of Tanabata while also in influenced by his international experience and time spent here in Ireland.

Limited numbers available. Booking essential.

Takashi is the owner and head chef of Miyazaki, Evergreen Street, Cork City. He was recently awarded Chef of the Year by the Bridgestone Guide.

*Please note that this venue is not wheelchair accessible. There are 88 steep steps down to the cave. It is a half mile walk to the performance space. The temperature in the Cave is 12 degrees. Please wear flat shoes and bring a coat. This is a seated event.